Tysons Comprehensive Plan - Land Use - Transit Oriented Development


The Comprehensive Plan divides Tysons into eight districts. Four of these districts are within walking distance of Metro stations and will be redeveloped as high intensity, mixed use areas, or Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) districts.

Mix of Uses - The map on the top right shows that much of the land in the TOD districts is planned for Transit Station Mixed Use. This is envisioned as 65% office and at least 20% residential, with the remainder in retail, hotel or civic uses. The two regional malls are planned for Retail Mixed Use, with at least 20% residential. Outside the TOD districts significant areas are planned for Residential Mixed Use, with 75% residential and the remainder in office, hotel, retail and civic uses.

Intensity - Within ¼ mile of the four Metro stations, the Plan does not set a maximum density level but calls for the creation of high quality urban environments with a mix of uses and activities. The Plan gradually tapers densities down for areas that are farther from the stations. This is shown in the map on the bottom right. About three-quarters of Tysons' development will be within a ten minute walk of a Metro station.

Housing - The Plan provides incentives to reserve 20% of new residential units in Tysons for affordable and workforce housing (households earning between 50% and 120% of the area median income). This is significantly higher than the current countywide goal of 12%.

Tysons Conceptual Land UseTysons Conceptual Intensity

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